The Top Window Treatments For Kids And Pets in Honolulu

Darren Wong

When the whole family is in the house for long batches of time, your home might begin to look smaller than normal. Main play areas, like living and family rooms, can easily become cluttered with stuff. Wall photos  and window treatments  can get destroyed during a rowdy game of catch or hot lava innocent roughhousing a unofficial game of inside catch.  Finger and paw prints can reflect on any item, letting you know exactly which spaces your family was in.

Like everything in your home it should come as no shock that you probably already understand that you should have special window treatments for kids and pets in Honolulu. These treatments should be simple to clean and easy to operate -- and able to hold up to an active family. And the first step is getting rid of those brittle window shades and blinds and switching to a better treatment like a Polywood® plantation shutter.

Parents Lifting Child In Front of Window Treatments 

The Case Against Blinds And Curtains 

Hanging blinds are prone to damage around children and pets in Honolulu. The reason is that blinds are constructed with a series of thin slats that are suspended on each side by cords. This allows the blind to be light and flexible. This makes the blind light and flexible. Blinds can adequately cover your windows, but they can easily become damaged during a bit of roughhousing. A sharp hit or a puppy face peeping through it can rip a slat from the cord or break it. Also, any cords hanging down are a hidden hazard for both children and pets.
Dogs Looking Out Of Window Treatments
Curtains and drapes may not fare much better with kids or animals. Because they are suspended from a rod above the window, they can ripped away with a good pull. Curtains that hang to the floor are the right height for cruising toddlers or climbing cats to grab onto. Cleaning also becomes a problem, as cleaning paint-covered handprints or muddy paw markings anything beyond everyday wear-and-tear or pet hair and mud will stay until you can take a trip to the professional dry cleaners.

Polywood Plantation Shutters Are The Best Window Treatments For Kids and Pets In Honolulu 

Mom and daughter in front of window

Faux wood plantation shutters, such as our Polywood® shutters, are the top window treatment to hold up to your kids and pets. Plantation shutters help you direct light, but use a durable construction instead of relying on flimsy cords like blinds. With sturdy louvers and an easy tilting system, your shutters will withstand your active kids and frisky pets.

Polywood® shutters are also great for children and animals because they clean easier than blinds or curtains and will never warp, splinter, or crack. The solid louvers can take about everything thrown at them -- no matter what game your kids can concoct so don’t worry about finding replacement window treatments. Plantation shutters are also cord-free, making them a reliably safe window covering for your family. And if something does happen, Polywood® shutters are backed with a Lifetime Warranty.

Plantation Shutters Help Make A Positive Study Space In Honolulu

Family room with wall map and plantation shutters

While Polywood® plantation shutters can hold up to your kids’ indoor sports league, they can also create an effective learning space. Natural sunlight can stimulate growing brains, but sun glare can be a distraction. Luckily, you can direct your plantation shutters so that no matter what time of day studying occurs, you can let the natural light in or block the sun glare out. Sun glare never is an issue for your “students” because they won't get the sun in their eyes.

If your kids are doing online school, simply close the louvers completely to suppress outside noise. Now, the sound of traffic or lawnmowers won’t distract your students. Your learners won’t even be able to complain about heat loss in the room, as your faux wood shutters will keep the room just the right temperature due to Polywood’s® energy-efficiency qualities. And if science experiments happens to get out of hand, just rub the mess off your treatments with a damp rag.

Let A Sunburst Expert Help You Family-Proof Your Windows

You could stick the blinds up and keep on yelling about bumping into the curtains. Or you can have a professional show you how Polywood® shutters can be the perfect window treatment for your family. To arrange a free in-home or virtual design consultation, contact us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below today.